The psychology of mean bosses is so fascinating you'll wish this 2-minute video was 20 minutes long.

Every mean boss ever. Think about it.


When a person has power, they're less likely to be considerate of others.

Doesn't that explain, like, everything?

We all saw it in high school.


In college.

At work.

And it explains just about everything we know about Justin Bieber.

Clearly, it doesn't take much to start these behaviors. All the researchers did in this study was give a few cookies to someone with completely artificial power.

People who feel powerful — even if it's fake power — feel more free to be mean. They probably don't even realize how mean they're being.

What should you do if your boss is a cookie monster?

I don't want to get all MBA on you, but managing up is a thing. By putting some thought into what makes your cookie monster think, you can nudge them into being less, well, monstrous.

Are you a boss? Don't be a cookie monster.

If you've ever been at the mercy of a power-tripping boss, the best thing you can do when you become someone's boss is remember how crappy it made you feel so you can treat your employees with dignity.

Part of your job as Head-[insert noun here]-in-Charge, is to make sure you're getting the best out of your team. (Notice I didn't say "most.") Take some time to brush up on your people-management skills and remember that everyone who works for you is a person who deserves consideration.

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Brace yourselves, folks, because this is almost too friggin' adorable to handle.

A 911 call can be a scary thing, and an emergency call from a dad having chest pains and trouble breathing is no exception. But thankfully, an exchange between that dad's 5-year-old daughter and 911 dispatcher Jason Bonham turned out to be more humor than horror. If you missed hearing the recording that has repeatedly gone viral since 2010, you have to hear it now. It's perfectly timeless.

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Twitter user Matt, who goes by the name @SixthFormPoet, shared a dark love story on Twitter that's been read by nearly 600,000 people. It starts in a graveyard and feels like it could be the premise for a Tim Burton film.

While it's hard to verify whether the story is true, Matt insists that it's real, so we'll believe him.

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Can the teens do literally anything without being blasted? Apparently not...

Katie Cornetti and Marissa Bordas, two Pittsburgh teens, were involved in a car crash. After taking a sharp turn on a winding road, the car flipped twice, then landed on its side. The girls said later on that they weren't on their phones at the time. The cause of the crash was because the tires on Bordas' car were mounted improperly.

The girls were wearing their seatbelts and were fine, aside from a few bruises. However, they were trapped in the car for about 20 minutes, so to pass the time while they waited for help, they decided to make a TikTok video. They made sure they were totally fine before they started recording.

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Approximately 10% of the population is left-handed, and the balance between lefties and righties has been the same for almost 5,000 years. People used to believe that left-handed people were evil or unlucky. The word "sinister" is even derived from the Latin word for "left."

In modern times, the bias against lefties for being different is more benign – spiral notebooks are a torture device, and ink gets on their hands like a scarlet letter. Now, a new study conducted at the University of Oxford and published in Brain is giving left-handers some good news. While left-handers have been struggling with tools meant for right-handers all these years, it turns out, they actually possess superior verbal skills.

Researchers looked at the DNA of 400,000 people in the U.K. from a volunteer bank. Of those 400,000 people, 38,332 were southpaws. Scientists were able to find the differences in genes between lefties and righties, and that these genetic variants resulted in a difference in brain structure, too. "It tells us for the first time that handedness has a genetic component," Gwenaëlle Douaud, joint senior author of the study and a fellow at Oxford's Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging, told the BBC.

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